How do I get into IP as a career? 1L summer2L & beyond Get a legal job IP is a bonus Federal civil litigation + Consider unpaid and/or part-time positions Possible Focus Corporate Litigation IP classes Externships Networking Long term approach
How to find an (IP) job? Career Services website Career Services Job search resources (right hand side) Symplicity Beyond Loyola Websites with IP job postings Craigslist; www.Martindale.comwww.Martindale.com Lawyer’s for the Creative Arts; WIPO; USPTO People you know Employees of Corporations with legal departments? Prior employer
Preparation for an IP Career Class Planning Overview (to be updated) Overview IP survey class – every semester Scheduling Spring: Advanced Patent Law; Advanced Legal Research - IP Fall: Advanced Trademark Law All federal judicial externshipsfederal judicial externships IP; Entertainment/Creative Arts/Sports externships externships Lawyers for the Creative Arts Chicago History Museum Museum of Science and Industry Mintel Group (Copyright) National Association of Realtors (Trademark; Business) Other opportunities Loyola: IP moot court law journal (write an IP note!) IPLAC; CBA; ABA Mentoring programs
Coming Attractions IP Cocktail Reception for alumni & students: April 4 IP in the News (TWEN Course) Stay Tuned!
For those with a “science” background Loyola Patent Interview Program is key Loyola Patent Interview Progr Aug. 1-2, 2013 Registration starting soon Another session will focus on this program and resume tailoring Patent bar When to take? Which review class? Long term options besides patent attorney USPTO patent examiner Federal judicial clerkship
Montgomery Burns – aspiring patent attorney “ Before” resume (education section) Loyola University Chicago School of Law Juris Doctor Expected May, 2009 GPA: 5.5/4.0 (Top 0%) IPLS PILS Springfield College Bachelor of Arts in Evil Nuclear Science May, 2006 GPA: 3.39/4.0 Major GPA: 3.5 President, Springfield College Pre-Law Society, 2000-2002 Captain, Lacrosse Club; Student Orientation Leader, 2000-2001 Study Abroad program – Summer 2004
Montgomery Burn – “after” Loyola University Chicago School of Law Juris Doctor Expected May, 2009 GPA: 5.5/4.0 Honors at Entrance Scholarship Intellectual Property Section of Legal Writing (1 of 9 students chosen) CALI award for Property (highest grade in class of 80 students) Intellectual Property Law Society, Alumni Liaison Public Interest Law Society, PILS Auction Co-Chair Registered to take Patent Bar Springfield College Bachelor of Arts in Evil Nuclear Science (patent bar eligible) May, 2006 GPA: 3.39/4.0; Major GPA: 3.7 James R. Lancaster Award for Evil Nuclear Science (2001) Relevant courses include: Nuclear Organization and Circuit Design; Machine Level computing; Computer Understanding of Stupid People; Java; Nuclear Weapons & Design President, Springfield College Pre-Law Society, 2000-2002 Captain, Lacrosse Club; Student Orientation Leader, 2000-2001
Montgomery’s Experience Before After Springfield College, Department of Information Technology Computer Lab Assistant Supervised Use of Lab Machines Database entry Zorona.com Web Developer Springfield College, Department of Information Technology Computer Lab Assistant Supervised Use of Windows and Linux Based Machines Assisted faculty and students with computing Zorona.com Web Developer Created multi-lingual web content with ColdFusion database integration
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